The agricultural engineering concentration includes the integration of physical and biological sciences as a foundation for engineering application in the design of systems for renewable energy, off-road equipment, water quality, and the utilization and protection of soil and water resources.
Students in renewable energy systems learn engineering principles to design energy systems that rely on renewable sources including sunlight, wind, geothermal, and biomass.
Off-road equipment engineering provides students with knowledge and skills in the design, manufacturing, testing, and operation of agricultural and construction equipment.
Students in soil and water resources engineering learn principles and practices related to the development, conservation, and sustainable use of natural ecosystems, including land and water resources.
Additional coursework in statistical methods, circuits, and mechanics is required.
Students in the agricultural engineering concentration have obtained jobs in consulting firms, government agencies (Agricultural Research Service, Environmental Protection Agency), industry (Caterpillar, Deere, DuPont, Monsanto), and research (WorldBank).